Cindy learned the art of sewing and the unique passion for textiles at a very young age. Her first experience using a needle and thread came from her childhood, creating what she calls "Pixie Dolls" (made from felt) at the age of seven, with her mother. Cindy's great grandfather was a tailor and the owner of House of Gardner in the late 1800’s. House of Gardner was located in the Industrial Park Plaza Building in downtown Providence. Cindy's love of textiles and creating art from rescued fabric, stems from her childhood years and carried through high school, where she tailored her first "Vogue" dress (of soft pink wool).
Cindy's passion for creating unique designs, her eye for quality fabric and her background in sewing has remained a focus throughout her life. Her current endeavors include; creating handbags from rescued high-end upholstery fabrics, developing the “Hands-Free / Across the Chest, shoulder bag " as well as "Truly Unique Wine Baskets", being sold locally in Wine Shops. These items have not only been successful, but have been another avenue for Cindy to showcase her talents. Her wine baskets are not only uniquely designed from rescued upholstery fabric , but are personalized by the addition of antique buttons that she has included from her grandmothers "button box" giving an additional heirloom quality to these beautiful works of art. Cindy's designs are not only multifaceted, but true creations that encompass wearable fashion, kitchen décor, and unusual gift ideas.